Medication delegation training is something that we are truly passionate about, but it’s not just for the sake of doing. The founder and CEO of Engagement Through Education (ETE), Stephanie Berman, had her own personal experience after losing a loved one to a medication error.
Stephanie’s dedication to education is only matched by the passion she brings into each project and lesson. By perfecting her teaching techniques and expanding on established ones, she developed ETE as the access point to proper industry education. But she knew that to achieve this, she would need to offer individualized courses to guarantee that health and safety training was not only digestible and engaging—but effective. This vision resulted in not only ETE’s determination to get things right, but also training others to know they can too.
What is Medication Delegation?
Direct care team members are the lifeblood of an assisted living community. In fact, without them, nurses are overrun and overworked. Also, resident care simply becomes too costly. Medication delegation training allows your non-licensed team members to assist with medication administration.
At ETE, we don’t just help you meet requirements for training—we empower your team members to ask questions and become problem solvers. Additionally, our medication delegation training gives your team access to 24×7 support throughRN Delegation with RNDA and all classes offered comply with your state’s regulations and guidelines.
We not only teach your team the skills they need but also help them understand how essential their work is. We help them see how critical it is to get this right—and we give them the confidence to know they can. After all, direct care team members impact your residents’ lives, especially when it comes to medication administration.
Why Medication Delegation Training?
If you use RN delegation, you need medication delegation training for your non-licensed team members. Even if your community has a nurse on staff, our medication delegation training (available now on-demand) can help reduce overwhelm for your nursing team.
ETE teaches several key concepts to your care providers, including how to find and stay up to date on state and federal regulations, proper medicine cart procedures, and when to call for help. We also educate your team on the basics of how medications work in the body and the correct methods for distributing medication. Your team members will come away from this training knowing how crucial their role is and how to do their job well.
The Trouble With Most Medication Delegation Training
When it comes to training your team, you have lots of options. However, not all training is created equal.
For example, some programs don’t cover regulations. Later, this can create confusion for students since they won’t know how to stay up to date on any changes in the code. In addition, some trainers have no prior experience in assisted living communities. This leaves direct care teams feeling confused or that they can’t relate to the material.
Since medication delegation is tied to only one nurse’s license, your team must be retrained if your nurse leaves, and that training may differ from what they received from the departing nurse. ETE offers RN delegation, provided through RNDA, along with our training program. This means the medication delegation education stays the same, no matter who your nurse is.
How ETE’s Medication Delegation Training is Different
In addition to having the ability to simplify difficult topics and make them easy to understand, our team:
- Will never talk down to you or talk over your head
- Will make the material fun, engaging, and most importantly, actionable—our students walk away with step-by-step processes they can use immediately
- Knows firsthand what it is like to work with residents because we’ve been there.
- Makes it easy to access our on-demand online course or contact us to schedule a live in-person or custom online session
Also, since our program works with RN delegation services through RNDA, all your team members receive the same training, material, and support. This helps avoid confusion and possible medication mistakes. Whether you choose our online or in-person classes, we are here for you. Your team will always have a point of contact to ask questions. We save your community time and money by providing this additional support.
What Your Direct Care Team Will Learn
Your direct care team will love our medication delegation training. In addition to a live in-person training option, we also provide an on-demand online video (no more waiting).
We make it simple to get the training and support you need. Either way, students have 24×7 support through RNDA and learn important topics, such as:
- RN delegation and medication delegation: what they mean and why they matter
- Who has what responsibilities?
- How to find and stay updated on regulations
- The basics: How do medications work in the body?
- Critical medicine cart protocols
- Proper steps for passing medications
- When to call for help
- The six things direct care team members should NEVER do
Skills Your Team Will Walk Away With
At ETE, we work hard to make sure each of your direct care team members is fully informed and is confident in their role. Our medication delegation training will give them important skills, including:
- Understanding the importance of their role (lives are at stake)
- The proper delivery method of pills, creams/ointments, inhalers, and more
- Knowledge of state code and where to find updates
How to Request RN Delegation and Medication Delegation Training
There are a few ways to get in touch with us when requesting RN delegation and medication delegation training:
Through RN Delegation Academy:
- Request RN Delegation
- Schedule a Resident Assessment
- Schedule a Team Member Check-off
- Contact RN Delegation Academy
Through Engagement Through Education: